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1962 Gibson RB-250 Mastertone Mahogany/Fiber Head
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Status
Sold
Brand
Gibson
Product Year
Select Year
Model
RB-250 Mastertone
Serial #
94035
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5385
Condition
Very Good. Faint play wear on head, fret wear in first position.
Body Type(s)
Banjo
Back & Sides
Mahogany
Top
xx
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Top Trim
Black/White/Black
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Bowties
Frets to Body
22
Headplate
Black
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
11 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
11 in
Scale Length
26.25 in
Scale Length (mm)
666.8 mm
Nut Width
1.19 in
Nut Width (mm)
30.2 mm
String Spacing
1.69 in
String Spacing (mm)
42.9 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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This Gibson is formal enough you could wear it around your neck for a banquet--or at least the bowtie inlays across the fretboard. It's the real deal, all-original and playing like a professional: a 1962 Gibson RB-250 Mastertone. Other than the addition of a few railroad spikes, this Banjo remains untouched, and only bears light evidence of play wear on its head and frets. In case you were wondering, yes--this Gibson is fearsomely loud! But the setup feels so lovely it's easy to miss the fact that you're playing with the volume at 11.

We really can't say enough good things about this Mastertone, except to marvel at its condition and soak up all the vigorous, juicy tone of this RB-250.

A holy grail kind of banjo, this Gibson Mastertone looks gorgeous and plays just as sweetly.
 
I can tell this has some great tone and it's easy to play as well. It's definitely worth a try if you are a serious Bluegrass banjo player.
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SCALE LENGTH 26.25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.19 in
STRING SPACING 1.69 in
WOODS XX,
MAHOGANY

This Gibson is formal enough you could wear it around your neck for a banquet--or at least the bowtie inlays across the fretboard. It's the real deal, all-original and playing like a professional: a 1962 Gibson RB-250 Mastertone.
 

A holy grail kind of banjo, this Gibson Mastertone looks gorgeous and plays just as sweetly.
 
I can tell this has some great tone and it's easy to play as well. It's definitely worth a try if you are a serious Bluegrass banjo player.
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